Test Case sc3.1.1_l1_008: Correct language code and incorrect subcode for content in British English

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleCorrect language code and incorrect subcode for content in British English
DescriptionA page with content in British English. The lang and xml:lang attribute on the html element contain the language and subcode for American English ("en-US") instead of British English ("en-GB").
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-02
Statusvalidated

Technologies and Features

Technologies are markup languages or data formats. If the technology is a markup language, “features” refers to elements and attributes.

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

Feature: lang (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Specifying the language of content: the lang attribute .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the default human language is correctly defined but the language version is not correctly identified. Subcodes to identify versions of languages are not required but should be correct when they are used. However, tests may show that incorrect information on language versions is not confusing.

Expert Guidance

This test case can be evaluated automatically when using a test tool with reliable automatic language recognition for British and American English, support for lang and xml:lang attributes and language tags.

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.1_l1_008 (XML).

Rules

“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 44: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 61: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot find the national variant of the default human language of the document.

Technical Comment

The lang and xml:lang attributes in the html element have incorrect country codes. Tap and "run the bath" are British English expressions, but this is not correctly indicated.

JAWS 8.0 set to American English reads the test file as American English, both with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 2.0 (tested on Windows 2000). JAWS 8.0 set to British English reads the test file as British English, both with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 2.0 (tested on Windows 2000).

This test case maps to technique H57: Using language attributes on the html element

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - April 2006 Working Draft (Last Call))

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 44: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 61: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot find the national variant of the primary language of the document.

Technical Comment

The lang and xml:lang attributes in the html element have incorrect country codes. Tap and "run the bath" are British English expressions, but this is not correctly indicated.

This test case maps to technique H57: Using the lang attribute of the html element (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H57).

Online version: sc3.1.1_l1_008.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 44: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 61: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot find the national variant of the primary language of the document.

Technical Comment

The lang and xml:lang attributes in the html element have incorrect country codes. Tap and "run the bath" are British English expressions, but this is not correctly indicated.